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Fall/Winter Ceremony Details for Faculty/Staff

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Fall/Winter Commencement ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 19, 2015, in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

The commencement ceremony is approximately 1-1/2 hours in length. The front doors of the Weidner Center will open at 10:00 a.m.

Robing and Processional

The platform party and other participating faculty and staff will robe in the Jean Weidner Theater of the Weidner Center. Refreshments will be available.

Plan to arrive no later than 10:45 a.m. to allow adequate time to robe and be given seating instructions. The processional line will form at precisely 11:15 a.m. Unfortunately, we won't be able to fit late arrivals into the lineup.

Refreshments will be available for participating faculty and staff. Portable coat racks will be available in both robing rooms and will be secured during the ceremony, so you may leave any necessary personal belongings behind.

The Processional lineup is as follows:

  1. University Marshal
  2. International flag bearers
  3. Graduates
  4. Faculty and Staff
  5. Platform Party
  6. Mace Bearer
  7. Chancellor
  8. Color Guard

Conferring of Degrees

Major Professors - Master's Degree Presentation

When called forward, major professors will meet the master’s degree candidates on stage near the announcer. At the appropriate time, they will assist the Director of Graduate Studies with the hooding of the graduate.

Program Chairs - Associate's and Bachelor's Degree Presentation

When called forward, discipline chairs should position themselves behind the Chancellor, who will hand each graduate his/her diploma and shake their hand. The discipline chair will then shake the graduate's hand as he/she continues across the stage. There will be X’s placed on the stage, so you will know where to stand.


The Mace Bearer will begin the Platform Party recessional. After the University Marshal exits, the student marshals will release the rest of the Platform Party and faculty and staff by rows. The order of the recessional will be as follows:

  1. Mace Bearer
  2. Chancellor
  3. Provost
  4. University Marshal
  5. Platform Party
  6. Faculty/Staff
  7. Graduates

Note: The class speaker will make an announcement to start the graduates' recessional after the Platform Party and faculty and staff have recessed out.


Follow Nicolet Dr. to the Main Entrance of campus and staff will direct you to park in the closest available area to the Weidner Center. If you are transporting elderly or handicapped guests, please let the security personnel know upon arrival. You will be directed to a drop off point at the entrance of the Weidner Center. There are also handicapped parking spots available in all surrounding lots.